Monday, August 21, 2006

One More Time Around The Mill

(Boulder-CO) The Nuggets may be in the negotiations with three other teams that could potentially land Corey Maggette in the Mile High City. Details are sketchy right now, but from the sources that I have consulted. The deal appears to be structured as follows; Mike Dunleavy Jr. would go to the Clippers, Joe Smith would end up in the Hawks, Corey Maggette would become a Nugget, and the Golden State Warriors would acquire Al Harrington in the deals completion. The finances and draft pick exchanges are extremely foggy right now, but if there was a trade that seemed to put the Nuggets on the winning end of the stick. This would be it.

Corey Maggette would be a dream come true for the Nuggets as a starting shooting guard. He has one of the best bodies in the NBA, and as the Nuggets saw in the first round, he can be a headache to guard. Maggette lit the Nuggets up for an average of 17 points per game and continued to keep the scoring consistent by posting an average of 14 points per game against Phoenix. In the regular season, Maggette averaged 17.8 points, but more impressive than that is he hit the glass on both the defensive and offensive end in the playoffs. Maggette was snaring 7.3 boards a game in the 2006 playoffs, averaging better than eight against the Suns. He essentially provides the Nuggets with a second option on offense and could relieve some of the rebounding stress the Nuggets feel when Earl Boykins runs the point.

Would I be glad that Corey Maggette, even though he is a Dukie, were to become a Nugget? The answer is damn straight! This guy causes all kinds of match up problems because of his strength and athleticism and could instantly become the Nuggets number two scorer. Place him in the starting line up with Camby, Nene, ‘Melo, and Andre Miller and we got a legit five that can bang with anyone.

5 comments:

Tymes Rhymes said...

I would like to see what Joe can do here. Can we offer someone else and still get Corey?

Nugg Doctor said...

Tymes,

I doubt it. The Hawks need to replace a power forward as they will be losing Al Harrington. I want to say that we can ditch K-Mart, but the money will not add up straight. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that C-Mag can become a Nugget.

The Nugg Doctor

Tymes Rhymes said...

Yeah, Corey would be great.

Nugg Doctor said...

No argument there. Thanks for reading The Nugg Doctor.

The Nugg Doctor

Ninam4840 said...

Corey M. is exactly what the Nuggs need. They would be killer with his ofensive skills and his team coordination. Forget all the other mess.... lets get this guy on the CO team and maybe we can have a winning streak that will last!